Arctic Cannon Larva
Arctic cannon larva
Appears in
Pikmin 3
Family Lithopod
Areas Distant Tundra
Challenge Mode levels Pikmin 3
Battle Enemies
Silver Lake
Distant Tundra Remix (x3)
Collect Treasure
Silver Lake Remix (x3)
2-Player and Bingo Battle levels None
Carry weight 7
Max. carriers 12
Seed worth 8
Treasure value PokoIconx50
Attacks Shoots snowballs
Arctic Cannon Larva (ユキフタクチ) is a variety of Lithopod that appears in Pikmin 3. It is bright green with a lavender underbelly. Rather than shooting boulders from its mouth, it instead shoots balls of snow. Pikmin are not killed by this, but caught up in the snowball which will eventually crash and spread them out. Winged Pikmin are merely knocked over.


Pikmin 3 Prima Guide

"The Arctic Cannon Larva is a large, burrowing creature that attacks by launching large Snowballs at its enemies. These Snowballs won't damage your Pikmin directly, but they are capable of incapacitating your Pikmin or carrying them into hazards. When you encounter an Artic Cannon Larva, dodge its attacks and flank the creature. Throw a steady stream of Rock Pikmin into the creature's back, or send your entire squad charging in to attack."

Battle Strategy

Although harmless, the Arctic Cannon Larva can be quite the nuisance. Since it cannot kill Pikmin, any type can be used to take it down. Simply charge the Lithopod with your squad and, with time, it will be defeated. Alternatively, you can bring an army of Winged Pikmin, as they are somewhat immune to the Arctic Cannon Larva's attacks. Swarm it in the same way as before, and it shall fall. Its corpse takes 7 Pikmin to carry and produces 8 seeds when toted to the Onion.


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